A Practical look at Cross Cultural Exchange: New Zealand-China Case Studies: Implications of Cross Cultural Exchange in two Projects: Immigration New Zealand and International Education Exchange in China

Nazli Effendi
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The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the challenges encountered in enaging with the dynamics invovled in the cross cultural exchanges that occur in two projects that involve New Zealand institutions. One project is located in New Zealand, the Auckland Migrant Regional Services (ARMS)programme; which assists with the settling in of new migrants to Auckland, New Zealand. The other project is an international one; the Friendly Experimental Classes (FEC), which is a joint international education programme that runs in public schools in China resulting from the co-operation with the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)in New Zealand. This paper is a joint presentation by Nazli Effendi, Director of Education Quality of the WITT FEC programme and Desmond Abrahams the Co-ordinator of the ARMS programme.

Keywords: Range of ethnic and cultural realties encountered, Social Identities, Notions of culture and ethnicity
Stream: Politics of Diversity, Identity, Belonging, Immigration, Refugees, Learning, Education, Training
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Nazli Effendi

Director of Education Quality, Senior Manager, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
New Zealand

Currently Director of Education Quality in China for WITT. Approximately eight years experiance in International Education Exchange programmes. Before joining WITT was the Director of the Aucland International College (AIC) Institute of Langugages and the Deputy Principal of the AIC IB World School and co-ordinated the Arts Faculty Academic Development programme at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

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